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How many duck eggs should I use? Help please!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Gloria, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I am using duck eggs for baking for the first time. My recipe calls for 3 eggs. So should I use 3 duck eggs or just 2? Also the first one I cracked open was a double yolker. Should I count that as 2 or add another one? And hope it's not another double yolker!
    Thanks all for your help. [​IMG]
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would use 2 duck eggs to replace 3 chicken eggs.

    Now, as for double yolker...how much WHITE was in there?
     
  3. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I was just thinking I should have put that little fact in there too. There isn't much white at all. These are her first eggs so I was kind of watching for the double.
     
  4. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Should I put another one in there? Also should I count this as just one or two? The next one might be a double too as they are her first eggs. If it is should I take one out or just leave it in there?

    Edited to add...Yep, I cracked another one open and it's a double too. It has a line in the middle where it should be separated but it's not it's all one yolk! Is that normal?
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Count the double yolker as 1 egg. Replace 3 large chicken eggs with the 3 large duck eggs. You won't believe the rise you get when baing with duck eggs.

    The only time I have reduced the number of duck eggs to chicken eggs in baking is for the old fashioned pound cake. It calls for 10 eggs but I use 12. For the duck egg exchange I used 8. The cake was fabulous.
     
  6. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now I have 2 double yolkers in my measureing cup! Should I add another one? I'll probably end up with 6 yolks! I only wanted 3 eggs for pete's sake. Silly duck!
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it were me I would use the 3 eggs with double yolks.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Maybe you should send Miss Prissy and I samples of your finished food...just to make sure it is ok...LOL

    (Relax, I think you will be fine even with the extra yolks. I play around with egg amounts all the time....well I used to when I ate baked goods. It usually worked better to err on the side of extra eggs.)
     
  9. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ohhh good grief! I cracked open the 3rd egg and now I have 6 yolks in there!! [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Use them. Eat cake this evening and sigh over how rich and good it is.
     

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